Teacup and Toy Persian Kittens
You may be asking…What is a Teacup Persian Kitten?? Are they real? Where can I get one?
Understanding the “Teacup” terminology in a cyber world can be a playground for unethical people.
Teacup, teacup, teacup! It is an Internet frenzy that has customers flocking to buy and snatch up any kittens with the word “teacup” braided into their description.
This article is dedicated to clarifying the all too popular “Teacup phrase”, which has almost become an Internet hoax.
The words teacup cat or teacup kittens are being completely distorted on various cat breeders’ websites, so we feel it is time to set the record straight and explain the facts and myths about them.
Fact: Teacup cats are not anything new in today’s society. The term “Teacup cats” or Teacup kittens” are merely a descriptive term to identify cats that grow no larger than ten pounds at maturity (1 year old).
Fact: Regular-sized Persians grow to be between 12 – 16 pounds at maturity (1 one-year-old)
Some breeders are stepping into a world of deception using additional terminology like “Micro & mini.”
This leads the general public to believe some cats will fit in a teacup full-grown or into the palm of your hand. (See some of the distorted & Photoshop photos below) This is just plain insanity & unrealistic expectations!
- Regular-sized Persians grow between 12 – 16 pounds at maturity (1-year-old).
- Cats maturing under 10 pounds at adulthood (1-year-old) are classified as “teacups”; however, as with anything in this life, there is no way any human being can predict the future.
We give honest estimates (not guarantees) on all of our kittens for sale based on past breeding, parents’ weights, and overall judgment based on each particular kitten. I know myself I would rather receive honest information and make an educated decision on my purchase rather than sugar-coated one and end up feeling deceived.
Teacup cats are equivalent to regular-sized women’s clothing versus women’s petite-size clothing.
They are proportioned the same, but petite women have smaller bone structures. It is as simple as that. There is no such thing as a cat that fits into the palm of your hand at maturity.
We want to think that people are intelligent enough to know that photos like the ones below are created in Photoshop as a joke, not real cats!
A realistic expectation for a teacup cat is to picture a 4 or 5-month-old regular cat. That is what a teacup cat looks like in reality.
Color Chart Factors
Number one smallest colored Teacups – Without question – Silver & Goldens
Second smallest: Tabby’s
Third smallest: Bi-color Persians, including Calicos
Fourth smallest: Solids (Black, blue, red, cream, ect.)
Fifth smallest: Pure Whites and all-colored Himalayans
Hopefully this page has put things into perspective for those searching for a “Teacup Persian Cat”.
Always remember “Teacup Persians” is a descriptive term, not a size category.